AN English angler has beaten the Welsh boat caught bass record with a near 17-pounder taken off Llantwit Major.
Fishing a legered pilchard during a trip aboard his own boat, Trowbridge, Wilts rod Barry Turk hooked into a massive fish which took the scales round to a whopping 16lb 14oz. The fish, which was beaten on a 12lb class Shakespeare Ugly Stik rod, Penn 4/0 reel and 18lb main line, beats the existing record by nearly 2lb.